Illinois Bill Writes In Digital Divide

October 29, 2001

Nestled in Illinois’ recently passed telecommunications rewrite bill are two largely unnoticed measures to address issues of technology access and infrastructure for all Illinois residents . The bill, which focuses primarily on ensuring competitive practices and quality of service within the telecommunications industry, also creates a Digital Divide Elimination Fund and a Digital Divide Elimination Infrastructure Fund. The combined funds will have, at minimum, an unprecedented $30 million in funding over the next three years.